The Stability of Purex Solvent to Radiation and Chemical Attack

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The effects of variables on the rate of Purex solvent deterioration were investigated with the emphasis on those deterioration products which cannot be removed by carbonate washing. The deterioration rate was found to be directly proportional to the acid and nitrate ion concentrations, and proportional to the square root of the concentration of nitrite ion. Other observations on the effects of temperature, relative merits of brand name solvents, and the effects of radiation are included. A method of calculating the equilibrium level of the solvent deterioration products based on study conclusions and various estimates is outlined. (J.R.D.)

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Swanson, J. L. May 24, 1955.

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    Publisher Info: General Electric Co. Hanford Atomic Products Operation, Richland, Wash.
    Place of Publication: Richland, Washington

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The effects of variables on the rate of Purex solvent deterioration were investigated with the emphasis on those deterioration products which cannot be removed by carbonate washing. The deterioration rate was found to be directly proportional to the acid and nitrate ion concentrations, and proportional to the square root of the concentration of nitrite ion. Other observations on the effects of temperature, relative merits of brand name solvents, and the effects of radiation are included. A method of calculating the equilibrium level of the solvent deterioration products based on study conclusions and various estimates is outlined. (J.R.D.)

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  • Other Information: Decl. with deletions Aug. 25, 1959. Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60

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  • Report No.: HW-38263(Del.)
  • Grant Number: W-31-109-ENG-52
  • DOI: 10.2172/4214917 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 4214917
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1020449

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Swanson, J. L. The Stability of Purex Solvent to Radiation and Chemical Attack, report, May 24, 1955; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1020449/: accessed June 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.